Precious metals are widely used in homogeneous catalysis throughout the chemical industry. Most companies have systems in place to recover the value from their spent catalysts, but with authorities across the globe tightening laws regarding shipment of hazardous materials, this is becoming increasingly difficult; from fine chemicals to bulk chemicals, this complex problem is universal.
PhosphonicS works closely with customers to select the best scavenger for the particular recovery opportunity taking into account the value of the metal, the presence of other chemical species and the background solvent present in the stream. We work together to design the optimum processing conditions for scavenging and recommend the appropriate engineering solution for each customer’s individual situation. The result is a simple and effective solution, enabling fast, environmentally sustainable value recovery to maximise potential returns.
Recovering precious metals in the agrochemical industry
As the agrochemical industry evolves, there is a trend for ever increasingly molecular complexity. Precious metal catalysts allow chemists to dial-in these complex structures quickly and efficiently. With market demand for large volumes of agrochemical products compared to, for example, pharmaceutical ingredients, the need for low cost synthetic routes is absolutely critical in this industry.
To help producers of agrochemicals remain competitive in the market place by maximising their potential returns, PhosphonicS offers a value recovery solution applicable to all stages of production.